ECON 895: Special Topics in Economics

ECON 895-004: Struct Models in Econometrics
(Fall 2021)

01:30 PM to 04:10 PM T

Innovation Hall 316

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Section Information for Fall 2021

The class analyzes structural econometric models of economics and politics.  By “structural” model I mean cases where a researcher (i) builds a formal theoretic model, then (ii) derives a likelihood function from that model, then (iii) estimates parameters of the formal model by maximizing the likelihood function.  Some particular structural models that the class will examine are: McFadden’s model of urban travel demand (the first example, as far as I am aware, of a logistic regression in social science), Poole and Rosenthal’s NOMINATE scores for legislators, and McKelvey and Palfrey’s Quantal Response Equilibrium model to analyze game-theoretic interactions.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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